"Dordt does an amazing job of making your faith matter. Whether or not your faith is a big part of your life right now, it will be if you spend four years at Dordt. Every class will challenge you, in a good way, to develop your own opinion on cultural issues, and enable you to apply Biblical principles to the world around you."—MARK BAKKER, GRADUATE
Student Life & Co-Curriculars
Nearly 35% of Dordt students participate in our varsity sports, over 20% participate in music ensembles, and we offer great theatre opportunities. Scholarship opportunities are available for all three!
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A Top Midwest Regional University
Dordt University is the highest-ranked university in Iowa, according to the "Regional Universities (Midwest)" ranking by 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. Dordt is the highest-ranked institution within the Great Plains Athletic Conference as well.
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Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt sits on 150 acres of well-maintained Great Plains prairie. We hope you'll check it out in person sometime soon!
Even with growing up in Sioux Center, Tara recognized the diversity that is present at Dordt and found that it was not just a repeat of high school, but instead a completely different experience and journey that allowed her to continue to grow her relationship with God.
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“I couldn’t be more grateful for my teammates and for Coach Wolf,” says Joe. “This year’s team was so special not because of the races we won but because of how we loved each other. We are all best friends, and it showed in the way we ran races together. Coach Wolf was the ship captain that gently guided us to where we ended up. I’m so glad I chose to come to Dordt.”
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“I like singing because music can deliver feelings and thoughts that are sometimes hard to share in other ways,” he says. “From music, I get comfort and courage not only by listening but by singing aloud. When I sing, it helps me to lay down my burdens – especially when I sing worship songs, which is when I feel most profoundly that God is beside me to guide and support me.”
Tommy ShinRead More
Third time was the charm for Angelica! After attending two colleges before Dordt, Angelica was immediately embraced by Dordt's community which allowed her to flourish as a student athlete.
Angelica LinabaryRead More
Almost 50 years to the day when it was set, one of the oldest records on the books in Dordt athletics fell when business major Gyeongju Kim struck out 21 batters in a win over Hastings College in late March.
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Anna's experiences at Dordt allowed her to grow the faith and confidence that she needed to overcome the fear of the unknown by focusing on who God wanted her to be.
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